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Epta piges

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Hidden : 01/01/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

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The scent of pine on every breath, rustic bridges and trickling streams set the mood for "Epta Piges" (Seven Springs), found 30 km from the City of Rodos.

Water issuing from an artesian spring rises to a higher elevation than the top of the confined aquifer from which it issues. When water issues from the ground it may form into a pool or flow downhill, in surface streams. Sometimes a spring is termed a seep .

All seven springs developed from only one spring.
During the extensive earthquake the local subsoil cracked considerably and the artesian deep spring started to rise in seven locations.
The current is interrupted by stone obstacles. Salt released from the stones enriches the course and changes it into mineral water.
Individual specific minerals influence the specific constitution of each spring.
The springs have effects on the erosion of the rocks and the splitting of all the subsoil.
Fortunately, their position is distant enough to reunite in one spring again.

Minerals become dissolved in the water as it moves through the underground rocks . This may give the water flavor and even carbon dioxide bubbles, depending upon the nature of the geology through which it passes. This is why spring water is often bottled and sold as mineral water , although the term is often the subject of deceptive advertising . Springs that contain significant amounts of minerals are sometimes called 'mineral springs'. Springs that contain large amounts of dissolved sodium salts , mostly sodium carbonate , are called 'soda springs'. Many resorts have developed around mineral springs known as spa towns .

Those who want to rise to the challenge can wander around the maize of footpaths searching out the source of each of the seven springs. Lying across the entry road, a green lake with turquoise waters nestles in a pine clad gorge. A sign posted footpath leads to it from the main site as does a tunnel carrying a stream. Many visitors walkthrough the 61Oft (186m) long dark tunnel but it is not recommended for claustrophobic, who may follow the signposted alternate route. Hidden amongst the beautiful woodlands inland from Kolympia, you will find the tranquil Seven Springs.The Seven Springs were created by the Italians to supply water for Kolympia.
You go down to the 1 km long aqueduct tunnel, which leads to a picturesque lake. You can either walk to the lake by following the road above the tunnel, or for the brave and adventurous, take a walk through the dark and narrow tunnel!

A spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the ground surface.
Dependent upon the constancy of the water source (rainfall or snowmelt that infiltrates the earth), a spring may be ephemeral (intermittent) or perennial (continuous).
become dissolved in the water as it moves through the underground rocks. This may give the water flavor and even carbon dioxide bubbles, depending upon the nature of the geology through which it passes. This is why spring water is often bottled and sold as mineral water, although the term is often the subject of deceptive advertising. Springs that contain significant amounts of minerals are sometimes called 'mineral springs'. Springs that contain large amounts of dissolved sodium salts, mostly sodium carbonate, are called 'soda springs'. Many resorts have developed around mineral springs known as spa towns.
Water emanating from karst topography is another type of spring, often called a resurgence as much of the water may come from one or more sinkholes at a higher altitude. Karst springs generally are not subjected to as great a degree of ground filtering as spring water which may have continuously passed through soils or a porous aquifer.

Epta Piges "Seven Springs" Is a valley flowing with clear springs and covered with enormous plane
and pine trees . Here the visitor can experience the unique beauty of the interior regions of Rhodes.
Epta piges(seven springs) located on the way to Archipolis Village ,2-3 km before the church of Agios Nectarios
One of the most charming destinations on Rhodes, Seven Springs offers a cool, magical landscape, a real oasis, even in the heat of high summer, swamped in greenery. Waters come out from the springs all year around, which end up in a small lake. You get to the lake walking through a narrow tunnel of 186m. The lake exists thanks to a dam built by the Italians, in order to provide the nearby Kolymbia with fresh water. The area of Seven Springs and the nearby forests are suitable for walking. Obviously one of the most romantic places, is situated between Colymbia and Archipolis. It's called Epta Piges, which is Greek and means seven springs. It is a cool shaded area, which is surrounded by woodland. The attractive green gorge has seven bubbling springs and flowing rivers, which never dry, even in summer. They form a lake, built by the Italians. This water was used to irrigate the Colymbia plain.


My questions for this place.
1. What geologic subsoil is here?
2. How long is tunnel?
3. You write distance single springs.
4. What is the elevation of the hill above the surrounding landscape?
5. You paint and send picture map springs.

Then please attach your photo in the Epta Piges with her coordinates. Email your answers to: geo.marzcz@seznam.cz , subject: Epta Piges

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